Relic Entertainment has updated Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 to offer more classic real-time strategy features for players. The Endless Update comes with the usual balance changes and adjustments, three new multiplayer maps, and three new elite units. The free patch also adds some much-requested multiplayer custom match options that bring the game back to its RTS roots and away from the sequel’s reliance on hero management. Players can now toggle elites off, disable doctrines, and not allow global abilities in their matches. The new options don’t turn the game into a full throwback to earlier Dawn of War entries, but they do give players the ability to mostly ignore the most controversial changes to the formula – namely, the way elites work. We’ll see if the changes are enough to bring the community back to WAAAGH.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 is getting modding tools. The latest patch, which was supposed to go live yesterday but was delayed to today, includes the Attribute Editor and the Tuning Pack that allows users to go nuts with the game’s code. By using the mod tools, players will be able to create new abilities, re-balance units, and create new game modes. User-made mods will be available in the Steam Workshop.
It’s the perfect way to fix a game that a lot of fans believe abandoned what they liked about the previous installment. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only modding!
Relic Entertainment and Sega have announced Dawn of War 3. Relic says Dawn of War 3 is a combination of the original game’s scale and the sequel’s customizable heroes. According to the developer, the studio is bringing back mechanics that may make real-time strategy vets happy like base-building while adding new features like “super-walkers” that will tower over the battlefield. With the good there is the bad, and in this case the bad is grim. At launch the game will only have Space Marines, Orks, and Eldar races in the campaign. It’s unclear if there will be more races available in multiplayer, but you can bet there will be some offered as DLC eventually.
Relic talked about Dawn of War 3 in 2011, but that was when they were part of THQ. New ownership and five years has likely changed their original plans for the game.